This year, our school assemblies have been highlighting the personal and learning characteristics that make Conestoga a community of learners. Our first assembly was on the “Power of Yet”. Mrs. Fellenbaum introduced our students to a cute video with a song about the need to have grit in order to learn new things, and while you might not know how to do everything right away, you stick with it until you get it. We encouraged students to say that they don’t know it “yet” but they will soon. In November, Mrs. Fellenbaum and I worked on demonstrating our thankfulness for by creating a poster of falling leaves with our words of thanks written on them. This month we are focusing on kindness. During our assembly, Mrs. Ochs and I discussed how we need to be on the look out for kind acts and how kindness is contagious. The students are encouraged to recognize that kindness is all around them, by writing down the kind acts that have been done. Both fourth grade classes sang a song about kindness, that is included in this post. At the same time we are realizing we need to have grit, the Power of Yet, thankfulness, and kindness, we have also been emphasizing that learners read, read, and read! If you check out the poster in the lobby you will see the staff in a variety of different poses, but all are reading. We have Mrs. Eckroat to thank for coordinating the pictures, and also for the signs on our doors that list the books we are currently enjoying. At the end of this month, Mr. Schettler will be introducing a reading contest that will take place over Christmas break. If we achieve our goal, we will celebrate by doing something fun as a school community.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”. Aesop